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SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION

History and Philosophy of Education

 

Program Overview


The program in History & Philosophy of Education (H&P) highlights histories and philosophies of educational theory and practices, and examines contemporary controversial issues through humanities-based inquiry. Our emphasis on the humanities, and in particular our emphasis on the disciplinary study in history and philosophy of education which is unique in North America, encourages critical inquiry and analysis regarding the ideals and actual practises of education and schooling both globally and locally. Our diverse faculty research projects and course offerings invite critical inquiry into a variety of themes and issues. Students and faculty explore educational theories and practices, pedagogies, and policies. Our program provides the opportunity to explore the history and philosophy of education in multiple contexts, both formal and informal, and from multiple perspectives. We provide training and professional development for school practitioners and administrators, as well as research-oriented advanced graduate degrees to prepare students for academic and leadership positions in teaching, research, government and policy.

 

Degrees

Master of Arts| Master of Education| Doctor of Education| Doctor of Philosophy

Each degree in the History and Philosophy of  Education program is available in two fields:

  • History of Education
  • Philosophy of Education

     

Master of Arts

**Admissions have ceased for the MA program in the History and Philosophy of Education.
Applicants who would normally apply to the History and Philosophy of Education program are
encouraged to apply to the Sociology in Education program in the new department of Humanities,
Social Sciences and Social Justice Education instead.


Minimum Admission Requirements

 

  • The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.
  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, with high academic standing. A history
  • major is required for applicants to the History of Education field; a philosophy major is required for
  • applicants to the Philosophy of Education field.

Program Requirements

Field- History of Education

A total of 3.0 FCEs (full-course equivalents) including:

  • TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education (0.5 FCEs) and TPS 1440H An Introduction to Philosophy of Education (0.5 FCE).
  • Normally, 1.5 of the remaining 2.0 FCEs must be selected from the History of Education course menu. In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1440H, another philosophy course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in history.

Field- Philosophy of Education

A total of 3.0 FCEs, including:

  • Completion of TPS 1440H An Introduction to Philosophy of Education (0.5 FCE), unless a course deemed equivalent has already been taken.
  • One course in history, normally TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education (0.5 FCE). In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1419H, another history course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in philosophy.
  • Normally, 1.5 of the remaining 2.0 FCEs must be selected from the Philosophy of Education course menu. (Consult the department for details.)
  • Upon approval, courses from other departments, including the Graduate Department of Philosophy, may be substituted for Philosophy of Education courses.
  • Applicants with undergraduate majors in related social science and humanities disciplines are normally required to take some additional courses.

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Master of Education

**Admissions have ceased for the MEd program in the History and Philosophy of Education. Applicants who would normally apply to the History and Philosophy of Education program are encouraged to apply to the Sociology in Education program in the new department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education instead.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.
  • Applicants are admitted under the General
  • Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies

Program Requirements

Field- History of Education

The MEd degree in the History of Education field may be pursued under either Option II (4.0 fullcourse equivalents [FCEs] plus a major research project/paper) or Option IV (5.0 FCEs).
Students enrolled in Option II are expected to complete at least 2.0 FCEs from the History of Education course menu.

Students enrolled in Option IV are expected to complete at least 2.5 FCEs from the History of Education course menu. (Consult the department for a list of History of Education courses.)
Completion of TPS 1460H History and Educational Research and TPS 1440H An Introduction to Philosophy of Education is mandatory in both options.


In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1440H, another philosophy course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in history.

 Field -Philosophy of Education

  • The MEd degree in the History and Philosophy of Education program, Philosophy of Education field may be pursued under either Option II (4.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs] plus a major research project/paper) or Option IV (5.0 FCEs).
    -Students enrolled in Option II are expected to complete at least 2.0 FCEs from the Philosophy
     of Education course menu.
    - Students enrolled in Option IV are expected to complete at least 2.5 FCEs from the Philosophy
      of Education course menu. (Consult the department for a list of Philosophy of Education courses.)
  • Completion of TPS 1440H An Introduction TOPhilosophy of Education is mandatory in both options (unless a course deemed equivalent has already been taken).
  • In addition, for both options one course in history is also mandatory, normally TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education. In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1419H, another history course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, the substituted course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in philosophy.


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Doctor of Education

**Admissions have ceased for the EdD program in the History and Philosophy of Education. Applicants who would normally apply to the History and Philosophy of Education program Ed.D. degree are encouraged to apply to the Sociology in Education program in the new department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education instead.

The EdD degree is designed for career educators who wish to engage in the in-depth study of a problem or TOPic related to professional practice.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Requirements

Field- History of Education

  • Students who have completed a master’s degree (MEd or MA) in the History and Philosophy of Education program, History of Education field must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), a year of full-time study on campus, and a thesis. Preferably, the year of full-time study should occur late in the degree program and should be devoted primarily to thesis research and writing.
  • Students who have not completed a master’s (MEd or MA) degree in the History and Philosophy of Education program, History of Education field must complete TPS 1440H An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education as part of their 4.0 FCEs. In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1440H, another philosophy course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in history.
  • The core program includes two mandatory EdD seminars (TPS 3490H EdD Seminar in the History of Education I and TPS 3491H EdD Seminar in the History of Education II), normally taken during the year of full-time study. The course TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education is a requirement for students in this program. The remaining courses are selected by the student in consultation with the faculty advisor and may be taken before or after the year of required full-time study. Students are strongly encouraged, though not required, to take at least 1.0 FCE before the year of full-time study.
  • All EdD students are required to take a comprehensive examination.

Field- Philosophy of Education

  • Applicants with specializations in their master’s degree programs other than Philosophy of Education are required to take additional courses either as prerequisites to admission or as part of their program.
  • Applicants without a master’s thesis or equivalent must submit a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP), which must be approved by two faculty members prior to registration in the program.
  • Students who have completed a master’s degree (MEd or MA) in the History and Philosophy of Education program, Philosophy of Education field must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (some or all of which may be taken part-time), a year of required full-time study on campus, and a thesis. Preferably, the year of full-time study should occur late in the degree program and should be devoted primarily to thesis research and writing.
  • All EdD students are required to take a comprehensive examination.
  • The core program includes two mandatory EdD seminars (TPS 3480H EdD Seminar in the Philosophy of Education I and TPS 3481H EdD Seminar in the Philosophy of Education II), normally taken during the year of required full-time study, and the course TPS 1440H An Introduction to Philosophy of Education, unless it, or an equivalent, has been taken previously.
  • Students who have not completed a master’s (MEd or MA) degree in the History and Philosophy of Education program, Philosophy of Education field must complete TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education as part of their required 4.0 FCEs. In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1419H, another history course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in philosophy.
  • A minimum of 2.5 FCEs should normally be taken from the Philosophy of Education course menu,selected in consultation with the faculty advisor. (Consult the department for a list of Philosophy of Education courses.) Courses from other departments, including the Graduate Department of Philosophy, may, upon approval, be substituted for Philosophy of Education courses. Students are strongly encouraged, though not required, to take at least 1.0 FCE before the year of required full-time study. TOP 

Doctor of Philosophy

**Admissions have ceased for the PhD program in the History and Philosophy of Education. Applicants who would normally apply to the History and Philosophy of Education program are encouraged to apply to the Sociology in Education program in the new department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education instead.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The department welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants to the PhD program must have an appropriate master’s degree in history and philosophy of education, or its equivalent, with high academic standing from a recognized university. Work at the master’s level must include a thesis or equivalent major research paper and must be in the same
subject area as the intended field of PhD study.

Program Requirements

Field -History of Education

  • 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) plus a thesis.
  • If the master’s degree did not include a thesis (or equivalent), a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP) must be submitted and approved by two faculty members before registration in the degree program.
  • Applicants who do not hold a University of Toronto MA degree in the History and Philosophy of Education program, History of Education field or its equivalent will be required to establish equivalency with the OISE master’s program. Usually this entails completion of TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education and TPS 1440H An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education within the minimum 3.0 FCEs requirement for the PhD. In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1440H, another philosophy course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the student’s primary focus in history.
  • All PhD students are required to write a comprehensive examination.

 Field- Philosophy of Education

  • 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) plus a thesis.
  • If the master’s degree did not include a thesis (or equivalent), a Qualifying Research Paper (QRP) must be submitted and approved by two faculty members before registration in the degree program.
  • Applicants who do not hold a University of Toronto master’s degree in the History and Philosophy of Education program, Philosophy of Education field or its equivalent will be required to establish equivalency with the OISE master’s program. Usually this entails completion of TPS 1440H An Introduction to Philosophy of Education (unless a course deemed equivalent has already been taken previously) and TPS 1419H Historiography and the History of Education within the minimum 3.0-FCE requirement for the PhD. In cases where a student has already taken a course deemed equivalent to TPS 1419H, another history course may be substituted. In consultation with the faculty advisor, this course should be chosen to complement the students’ primary focus in philosophy.
  • All students must complete at least 2.0 FCEs from the Philosophy of Education course menu, including TPS 1440H. (Consult the department for a list of Philosophy of Education courses.) Courses should be selected in consultation with the faculty advisor.
  • Courses from other departments, including the Graduate Department of Philosophy, may, upon approval, be substituted for Philosophy of Education courses.
  • All PhD students are required to write a comprehensive examination.

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